Assistant / Associate Professor of Japanese (Tenure Track)

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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Japanese


The Department of World Languages and Cultures at the University of Mount Union seeks a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor with a dynamic classroom presence.


The successful candidate should have a strong commitment to teaching, professional activities, and program growth. Teaching responsibilities include courses from elementary to advanced Japanese as well as various content courses. Other responsibilities include advising students, recruitment of Japanese majors and minors, and mentoring teacher licensure candidates. The successful candidate will also teach courses in Mount Union's general education program, the Integrative Core. Additional expectations include professional development and scholarly activity, service to the Department, the University, and the greater community. Native or near-native competence in Japanese and English is required.


Ph.D. in Japanese, Japanese literature and culture, Japanese language pedagogy, or in a related field. Undergraduate teaching experience is required.

Candidates should provide a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, statement of the research plan, contact information, and email addresses for three professional references. Electronic applications are required and can be submitted online at Please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Jennifer Hall, with any questions. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

This position is required to complete assigned University compliance training as communicated by the University.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job. When requested, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

The University of Mount Union is an equal opportunity employer. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, marital or parental status, pregnancy, disability, or genetic information in student admissions, financial aid, educational or athletic programs, or employment as now or may hereafter be required by university policy and federal or state law.

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